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Beginning Attic Texts

In 1988 I took an incredibly intense Attic Greek class; by the end we had read Plato's *Ion* and Euripedes *Medea*. I thought I was going to write a philosophy thesis with my new-found Greek, but my life went otherwise.

I'm trying to get my skills back, and I want them to stick this time. I'm working from the Mastronarde "Introduction to Attic Greek" text, which doesn't seem much mentioned here, but which is working ...
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Pronouncing sigma before a voiced consonant in the next word

For example (in the Iliad line 5):

Dio\j d' e0telei/eto boulh&

Should the sigma be voiced or unvoiced? Is it the same for singing as for speaking?
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info about the scholia d

hi, i was wondering if someone could explain to me a bit about the history of the scholia d... do the comments come from alexandrian scholars or later commentators? is it reliable? stuff like that, thanks :) :)

(btw it's linked here on Will's page:)

http://www.aoidoi.org/links.php
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Which book?

I want to learn Attic Greek, and I'm trying to find a book. I have no teacher. I've found Teach Yourself Ancient Greek, but I don't even know if that book teaches you Attic. It looks good though, except that it uses "c" for sigma and uses a strange order of noun/adjective cases.
Is this a good book, or what would you recommend?
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The Greek Dialects: Where to Start

Before you can answer the question "which Greek dialect should I study first" you need to know the answer to "what do I want to read in Greek." Unless you're studying at a school, where you're unlikely to have a choice in the matter, your intended reading matter determines the best plan of study.

If you're going to read only the NT and related Koine works, then you should probably study Koine.

If you plan ...
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Septuagint

My Septuagint just got in the mail today, so if I need any help, I'll be coming here. Expect some wild translations from yours truly. :)
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two terms

Hello,

I do not know greek language, but I have to determine the exact meaning of two terms. The terms are "dsa" and "dei". One could find them in the following (Aristotle, "Topica",VII):

(Sorry for writing without accents)
"... dsa gar qateron categoreitai, xai qateron categoreisqai dei".

The meaning is something like "for all that is predicated of the one should be also predicated of the other" (Aristotle is giving a definition for "sameness").
Thank ...
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Dialects

I'm planning to learn Greek soon, but the many different dialects confuse me. I wonder two things.

a) How big are the differences? If I learn for example Attic, will I then be able to understand, say, Koine?
b) Which dialect is the most common? Which dialect is spoken here at Textkit, or are all of them used here?

I'd really appreciate some replies on this.

Also, which book available from Textkit should I use?
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Homeric Greek word order

Hello,

I'm in between Lesson III and IV in Pharr's book and it suddenly dawned upon me that I have no idea how I'm actually performing the translations. :) What I mean to say exactly is that I can do a "best fit" word order translation from greek to english, but when going from english to greek, I have no idea about the word order in greek. Does the verb come first? Last? Anywhere? Adjective ...
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Twinkle in Greek

I just had to try this.
My wife's picked up "mica, mica, parva stella..." and it's one of her favourite lullabies for my daughter. But I wanted in Greek. So, with by far the most rusty Greek of mine:

glau/sse, glau/sse, w)= 'ste\r mikro/j,
qauma/zw ox' kala/ ei).
kataugasmo\j e)ntau=qa,
w(\s liqei/a leuko/j ei).


Please help it sound like real Greek, but please keep it sing-able.
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Well, nodoby's responding. ...
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